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Meers Hall

A large room with projector screens, cloth-covered dining tables with chairs, and lounges with coffee tables

Dinner set-up in the hall, photo © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Jacquie Manning

A large room with projector screens, cloth-covered dining tables with chairs, and lounges with coffee tables

Dinner set-up in the hall, photo © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Jacquie Manning

A wood-floored, glass-walled room with lounges and tub chairs with coffee tables and side tables

Event set-up in the hall, photo © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Jacquie Manning

A glass-walled room with a few tables, stools and lounges, and a raised stage set up for a musical performance

Event set-up in the hall, photo © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Jacquie Manning

Large indoor space with round cloth-covered tables plus chairs and views into a garden and gallery space

The hall set up for dinner, image of the Sydney Modern Project as produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2021

The most flexible space in the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new North Building, the hall on lower level 2 features timber flooring and floor-to-ceiling windows with views out to the sculpture garden and to the adjacent sculpture gallery and atrium.

The space is suitable for a wide variety of event set-ups and comes with a range of state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. It can be hired during the day and in the evening. Included in the venue hire are banquet tables and seating for up to 300 guests.

The hall can be exclusively hired for evening wedding receptions outside of Art Gallery opening hours.

Capacities

  • 450 cocktail-style

  • 280 banquet dinner

  • 150 banquet lunch

  • 120 caberet-style lunch with networking space (8 guests per table)

  • 300 theatre-style (evening)

  • 200 theatre-style (daytime)

  • 350 cocktail-style wedding reception with dancefloor

  • 220 banquet wedding reception with dancefloor

  • 180 long-table wedding reception with dancefloor (hiring fee applicable for long tables)

Function types

  • breakfast and lunch events

  • conferences

  • large dinners and cocktail events

  • awards nights

  • fundraising dinners

  • livestreamed and hybrid events

  • wedding receptions

Additional features

  • full-range in-ceiling speaker system

  • extensive event production lighting rig

  • wired and wireless microphones for presenters, performers and music

  • projection presentation screen capabilities

  • broadcast-quality cameras for livestreaming, broadcast, event filming, video conferencing and IMAG

  • 360-degree grey-out blinds for discreet daytime events and set-ups